Monday, September 5, 2011

Progress Update

Hallowe'en 1904: On Sunday, the blocks were sewn together and the center of the top was "tested" on the bed for size so I could decide what to do for the borders.


I decided the quilt was quite long enough and didn't need a final border along the top edge. I thought I'd vary the pattern a little by adding an inner border so I didn't have to exactly match seams between the center and the border. That worked quite well!


I thought I'd cut the piano key border pieces 8" long. Now I wonder if I should have cut them 10" instead to allow for shrinkage? I think it will be okay.

In the wee hours of Sunday morning--just before writing this post--I finished piecing a quilt back. I decided to echo the piano key border design along the top edge of the quilt so when the quilt is turned back, the pieced edge will show.


In the morning, I'll pin baste the quilt. Now it's time to get a little sleep!

31 comments:

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Wow! The pieced back is verra complimentary to your stunning top! Your work is beautiful to see.

Anonymous said...

Kim that is just beautiful! I'm always amazed how fast you sew! Florence

Jen in NY said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Denise in PA said...

You are so slick, Kim! Love the idea for the back!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful - love, love, love it!!

Cindy in SC

Quilt Hollow said...

Absolutely Stunning! What a fun quilt to have on a bed for Autumn and timing is perfect as the weather will be changing so soon.

Kris said...

Fantastic back! (And wonderful top too!) Hope you have fun with it tomorrow! (Your tomorrow, which is actually my today. Gosh this interneting is confusing! I'm off to bed!)

Jo-anne *Blossy* said...

That looks amazing!

Synthia said...

What a great quilt!!! So dramatic. I just love it!!

Linda said...

Beautiful! You are a wizard!

pcflamingo said...

Wowie Zowie! That is really beautiful!

Nicole said...

I have wanted to make that quilt since I first laid eyes on the pattern book. Yours is positively wonderful!

paulette said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! I bought this pattern a couple of years ago and have been slowly acquiring the fabric for it...thanks for the inspiration and for bringing it to the front burner again! Just LOVE it!!
Paulette

Me and My Stitches said...

Love it! And, what a great idea for the backing!

Anita said...

Wow! It is so beautiful.

mariebeers said...

Wow----love it. I have the pattern and it's on my 'to do list' but first I have to collect more oranges.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved that pattern and you did a great job. I like your ideas for the backing. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Kigwit said...

WOW! You made this top so quickly-I can't believe you are already done. It's gorgeous and if you ever get tired of it I promise to give it a good home! ;-)

Kigwit said...

Forgot to ask: what size bed is that? Trying to get my mind wrapped around the size of the quilt.

Sandra Coleman Clarke said...

Great quilt as usual. You amaze me continually with your beautiful work. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Jess said...

Looks great! I bought this pattern when it first came out, but I haven't done anything with it yet.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Wow! That looks great! I like the idea of the piano key border on the back too.

Robin said...

The quilt turned out super! I love the piano key treatment

Kim said...

Love it!

A Plain Path said...

Beautiful, cozy, lovely!

Susie said...

Your quilt is fabulous. I also have the pattern filed away for "someday". I am enjoying yours until then.

Linda said...

Gorgeous!!! Yours is absolutely stunning!!!

quilter said...

The quilt is great. I've admired that pattern for a long time. Love seeing it made up.

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

Josie McRazie said...

I LOVE an unexpected pop on the back instead of a single colour!

LindaB said...

Hi Kim your quilt is lovely and reminds me of my trip to the USA 2 years ago when I went with a group of quilty friends to the Santa Clara Quilt show we had a wonderful time...I collected some halloween fabric and now you have inspired me to get it out and do something with it...thanks LindaB australia

Sharrieboberry said...

The quilt looks great! What applique method did you use on your stars?

I have this pattern and love it! Just haven't sewn anything on it yet.... ;)